Oct 3, 2013

Crystalline glaze

Thought I'd share some more photos of crystal glazed plates. Since in my workshop there's no possibility of crystallizing glazes, that is what I tend to buy in pottery fairs this year. So far I'm the joyful owner of 4 hypnotizing ceramics... =)

This cup is butterflies

This one is like a nebula

And these 2 pot holders are frost and chrysantemums


Sep 29, 2013


This weekend was a pottery fair at Milly-la-Forêt, the "capital" of medicinal and aromatic herbs and home to Jean Cocteau.

This market hall was built in the XV century!

Pretty plant hanger by atelier "La Salamandre"

Sep 21, 2013


Is this becoming a tradition? For my wedding I got couple pillows and that is what I offer newlyweds ever since.
This was the tester, but since I went with unbleached linen instead of the white one, I felt like linen mouliné was better than cotton, but surprise surprise, DMC discontinued their line of linen mouliné and I had to do with the leftovers in the shop.

Actually, linen thread is difficult to work with. It's delicate, uneven and brittle, so trust me, you wont miss it.

The heart is done in "french knots", kind of metaphoric =)

I also did a little bit of thread doodling on the bride's dress, so I hope I'll have some photos to show soon.

Aug 18, 2013

fiery and fluffy

Love these dahlias from Viltain, puts me in the "weasel mode" right away.

Aug 5, 2013

impressions of Giverny

After seeing the splendid gardens and the pond (Ah, the pond!), you understand how Monet painted, well, like Monet.

A japanese maple, among other "japanese touches". The house walls are covered with japanese prints by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro. Someone who painted with smudges contemplated precise etched lines...

And a plant which I longed to see, a wild french orchid:

Jun 12, 2013

Now, if I were richer, my cupboard would explode!

It's the pottery fair season! Here are some photos from Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, host to a big annual fair for all those working with clay, wood, glass, metal and textile.

Very delicate and neatly spray-painted porcelain by Cecilia De Bastiani:

Lovely glazes from Martine Mikaeloff

even silver glazed raku fired

Although stoneware, this bowl was light as paper. People made really funny faces of surprise when they took it in their hands.

And beautiful crystallizations by Alain Fichot:

The milky way bowl by Roland Breton

And some faience by Elise Lefebvre

May 22, 2013


Had lovely two days firing raku, big thanks to R & N for their kindness and hospitality. Was the first time already two years ago?? It felt like only a moment to me.

A red clay essay: